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We will also present a case study, in which our special guests Break The Cycle will walk us through their experience introducing and using Respect Effect in their violence prevention work with youth.
We will also touch on: SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2016) – Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) announced today that it received its first Webby Award for That’s Not Cool, a website aimed at preventing teen dating violence and digital abuse.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence.
Teen dating violence [187KB, 2Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.That’s Not Cool, Futures Without Violence’s teen dating violence prevention program, is very proud to unveil its newest digital tool: Respect Effect.Respect Effect is a brand new mobile application that supports its users to learn and practice healthy relationship skills while earning points for completing fun challenges with their friends.Your challenge is to silently go around the room and place a red dot on the statements you think are false and a green dot on the statements you think are true. Explain in your own words that because the issue of violence is very present in many dating relationships, you want the group to be knowledgeable about the subject.Once you have visited all statements, return to your seats."Once the group has returned to their seats, announce that ALL of the statements are TRUE. Today's session will involve seeing a short video and having a discussion about this very important topic.When the students enter the classroom, give each person ten red sticker dots and ten green sticker dots (or one red and one green marker).Explain to the group, "There are ten statements hung around the room.Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults, and the media.All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. The risk of having unhealthy relationships increases for teens who: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.Prerequisites Before beginning this activity, watch the video listed below or preview the clips on the Web.Learn more about dating violence by visiting the Web sites listed at the end of this activity.